Hisham Sharabi, 77, a prominent Palestinian American intellectual and activist who co-founded the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, died of cancer Jan. 13 at American University of Beirut Hospital.
For the past four decades, Dr. Sharabi championed the cause of Palestinians and consistently advocated for women’s rights in the Arab world. In addition to scores of scholarly articles and 18 books, he regularly wrote opinion articles and appeared on television as a voice of Arab intellectuals.
Hisham Sharabi, co-founder of the Arab studies center at Georgetown University, criticized Palestinian leaders for their democratic shortfalls. (Georgetown University